Inter Milan are seriously considering a move to sign former Torino and AC Milan defender Ricardo Rodriguez on a free transfer.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Inter are set to make a signing in defense.

And the Nerazzurri have a specific profile in mind. They want to sign a player who is capable of playing on the left of a back three.

Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio admitted that this is the club’s strategy.

The reason for this is that the Nerazzurri want to use Carlos Augusto exclusively as a wingback to cover for the injury to Tajon Buchanan.

The Canadian will miss the first few months of next season.

And Augusto had played at both wingback and in the back three last season. He had been a regular backup option to Alessandro Bastoni on the left of the defensive line.

Therefore, with the Brazilian tied up on the flank, Inter are aiming to have more cover on the left of the back three.

Inter Milan Seriously Consider Ricardo Rodriguez Free Transfer

One player who has been offered to Inter is 31-year-old Swiss international Rodriguez.

Rodriguez just finished up at the Euros with his national team. And he is currently without a club, looking for a new destination.

The 31-year-old’s contract with Torino ran out at the end of last month.

And the Gazzetta confirm that agents have offered Rodriguez to Inter.

According to the newspaper, the Nerazzurri would seriously consider signing the Swiss.

Rodriguez has experience in Serie A. Moreover, the former Wolfsburg and PSV has shown some of his best form playing on the left of a back three for Torino.

Furthermore, Rodriguez would only demand a one-year contract with relatively low wages.

Therefore, Inter are considering the possibility of signing the 31-year-old as a low-cost solution to add squad depth.